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Bike share to rebrand and expand

March 23, 2018
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will host 11 open houses this spring to finalize plans for over 70 new bike share stations around the City and the area, which will be installed starting in June 2018, according to a press release. Boston residents are encouraged to drop in to an open house and share...

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Sanchez discusses state budget, housing dev. programming with JPNC

March 9, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) during its monthly meeting last month held a question-and-answer session with local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez. The representative discussed a range of issues, including the state budget and programming at Mildred C. Hailey Apartments. The council also reviewed a new restaurant at Forest Hills and the council’s “Good...

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Sánchez habla sobre el presupuesto estatal, programas de vivienda con JPNC

March 9, 2018
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Durante su reunión mensual el 27 de febrero en Farnsworth House, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) presentó una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con el representante local Jeffrey Sánchez. El representante habló sobre una amplia variedad de asuntos, como el presupuesto estatal y los programas en los apartamentos Mildred C. Hailey. La junta también...

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Man sentenced for armed robbery, rape

March 9, 2018
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An identical twin was sentenced to 16 years in prison and 10 years of probation on Feb. 26 after being convicted of rape and armed robbery last month, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. The case had been complicated by the lack of technology to distinguish between one twin and the...

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City scholarships available to Boston residents for college

March 9, 2018
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Applications are now available for the 2018 City of Boston Scholarships, which are need-based scholarships for Boston residents interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree or continuing education in Massachusetts, according to the press release. “The City of Boston Scholarship Fund helps turn our residents’ dreams of completing their post-secondary education into reality,” said Mayor...

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Rockumentary about Midway Café in the works

February 23, 2018
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Local resident Billy Squire is creating a rockumentary about the Midway Café, raising awareness of what an asset the café is for the community at a time when similar venues are being closed across the area to make way for new developments. He is inviting residents to a filming of a live performance for...

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Cineasta local hace documental sobre Midway Café

February 23, 2018
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El residente local Billy Squire está creando un documental sobre el Midway Café para fomentar la conciencia sobre el beneficio de Midway y otras sedes para la comunidad. El cineasta está invitando a residentes a una grabación y concierto para la producción de su documental el mes que viene. El documental se publicará en...

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‘Resist” art series comes to the city

February 23, 2018
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Hoopla Productions, the producers of Jamaica Plain Porchfest, are bringing several arts events to JP and the city this spring as part of the ResistARTS series with a mission to build community across the divides of race, class, culture and immigrant status. The series is a response to the Trump administration’s attitudes and policies...

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City Realty proposes new project in JP, abutters raise concerns

February 23, 2018
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City Realty is proposing to demolish a garage and construct a new single family building on a lot on Rocky Nook Terrace, which has drawn concerns from abutters of the property. The existing building at 21 Rocky Nook Terrace is a two story carriage house that has fallen into disrepair and sits approximately six...

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Q. and A. with local playwright Stefan Lanfer

February 9, 2018
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By Emily Resnevic Gazette Staff Jamaica Plain playwright Stefan Lanfer has written a play titled “An Education in Prudence,” which will be directed by Pascale Florestal and performed at St. John’s Church this month. The play is produced in collaboration with Open Theatre Project, a theater company which aims to broaden the range of...

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